Analytical calculation of the first-order spatial coherence for the Gaussian beam and the exact numerical calculation for synchrotron radiation are compared in this paper. The approximation of regarding synchrotron radiation as a Gaussian beam is often used to investigate the brightness, the flux and some qualitative properties. Calculations show that synchrotron radiation does not have as high coherence as the Gaussian beam because of the beam profile, the phases of the wave and the polarization. If one can measure the beam size and the spatial coherence of synchrotron radiation, it is possible to determine the total photon beam emittance without any knowledge of the Twiss parameters of the ring.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Synchrotron Radiation|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jul 1|
- Gaussian beam
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics